Join Marc A. Pitman, The Fundraising Coach, as he shares his decades of fundraising expertise with your K-12 school through a year long series of blog posts, office hours, tip sheets, podcasts, and more.
An international leadership coach and fundraising trainer, Marc A. Pitman helps nonprofit board members and staff get excited about asking for money. He is the author of Ask Without Fear! the founder of FundraisingCoach.com, and the executive director of the affordable fundraising training program The Nonprofit Academy.
Because of his dynamic trainings, Marc speaks to thousands each year at events like the World Fundraising Summit in Mexico, trainings in New Zealand, Association for Fundraising Professionals International Conference, and organizations around the world, even groups like the International Bowling Expo. His experience in nonprofit fundraising and leadership training, as well as his balanced commentary, has caused him to be featured in books and articles around the world and be sought out as a guest on TV, radio, and print as diverse as Al Jazeera, SUCCESS Magazine, and Fox News.
With a passion that’s made people call him the “Johnny Appleseed of fundraising,” Marc is committed to making it ridiculously easy for board members, volunteers, and nonprofit staff to get fundraising training. Ask Without Fear! has been translated into Dutch, Polish, Spanish, and Chinese. And he continues to write books, create fundraising training DVDs, and collaborate on systems like 100 Donors in 90 Days.
Marc’s leadership experience also includes planting and pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, teaching internet marketing at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and being chosen as one of Maine’s first “40 Under Forty,” honoring Maine’s emerging generation of leaders.
He is the husband of his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you see him drive by, he’ll probably be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family.
See What Marc Has on Deck for Your K-12 School
Take a peek at the K-12 Fundraising topics Marc has on deck for you and will share on k12.blackbaud.com:
- Top 10 Fundraising Best Practices Your School Should be Using
- How to Make the Ask and Take the Fear Out of Asking
- How to Get Your School Board Involved & Bring in Money
- Best Practices to Writing a Fundraising Letter
- How to Make Your Fundraising Events Successful
- Dos and Don’t to School Fundraising
- Stay Connected to Alumni and Get Them to Give
- Telling a Powerful School Fundraising Story
- Small School Fundraising: Do More With Less
- How and Why You Should Involve School Volunteers in Fundraising
- End of Year Giving Campaigns Your School Should Try
- Ways Motive Your School Community to Give
Virtual Office Hours with Coach Marc A. Pitman
You’ll also have the opportunity to spend an hour with Marc as he answers your Fundraising questions live. The quarterly events will be held through our webinar platform and you’ll have the ability to submit your questions ahead of time for inclusion and during the event. So start thinking about topics you need Marc’s help with. As an added bonus, after every office hours event, Marc will share with you a cheat sheet highlighting the hot topics that were discussed with notes you can use for future fundraising planning.
Guide to Writing the Perfect Fundraising Letter
Marc will also share his checklist of 64 tips every school should employ when preparing a fundraising ask letter. You’ll get Marc’s tried and true advice on what how long to make your letters, what fonts to use, how to create your entire package — 64 things you should be doing to raise the most money possible from your fundraising letters!
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